Articles in the category Health (15)

Early this morning I was tasked to do vitals rounds -- take blood pressures, check pulses, respiratory rates, and temperatures -- of patients in the recovery room. To say that we have a large volume of patients is an understatement, and often doing vitals is a medical marathon.
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Published on 13/06/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Health, People
Tags: Health, patient, pregnancy
Hilot pronounced HEE-lot is an ancient Filipino art of hands on healing that involves intuition and massage. Even today many Filipino’s will seek the advice and therapy of a manghihilot (hilot practitioner) as an alternative to a medical doctor. Traditionally they have no formal training, with their knowledge and practice being passed down from one generation to the next. It also relies on the individual’s ability to tap into and be in touch with their sixth sense; intuition.
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Published on 25/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Health
Tags: Hilot, local, Massage
Hilot, a Filipino term meaning “healer,” is the traditional practice associated with elderly healers, where the ‘manghihilot’ was the healthcare giver of the community. Today, with the resurgence of alternative forms of medicine and the study of older ways of healing, Hilot has resurged as a popular healing art converging scientific and natural laws.
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Published on 25/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Health
Tags: Hilot, Massage, Therapy
Hilot is an ancient Filipino art of healing, commonly used today to relax stressed muscles. Hilot employ chiropractic manipulation and massage for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoligamentous and musculoskeletal ailments. They also have been known to reset dislocated and sprained joints such as the knee, ankle, fingers and metacarpal bones.
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Published on 25/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Health
Tags: Hilot, Massage, traditional
Traditional medicine has been practiced since ancient times in every culture throughout the world and has been an integral part of human evolution and development. The evolution of Philippine traditional medicine is an interesting study that is influenced by religion, mysticism, magic, superstition, folkloric herbalism and western medicine.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Health, Recreation
Tags: ancient, medicine, mysticism, traditional
Many have asked questions about "faith-healing" in the Philippines. Who are these faith-healers? How genuine are their powers of healing? May Christians seek healing from these people? To answer these questions I must first give a brief sketch of Asian medical practices before I can describe the popular methods of healing in the Philippines. What takes place in that country must be viewed from the broader perspective - as a part of the whole.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Health, Recreation
Tags: Asian, faith, healers, medical, practices, traditional